The NMC Horizon Report has recognized the iPadJournos project in the tablet computing section of its 2013 Higher Education Edition. The report is a joint publication of the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The following is an excerpt from the report about iPadJournos:
Professor Messner at Virginia Commonwealth University secured iPads for his students so they could create multimedia news stories from happenings on the campus and surrounding community. The students learned the importance of social media in journalism and found the iPad useful for gathering news and sources.